IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, 26/12/12: With cynicism and cruelty as their criteria, Le Monde says Bashar al-Assad is person of the year 2012. The paper predicts he won’t see through to the end of 2013. Meanwhile, le Parisien explores how France extreme right National Front party is turning to trade unions for new recruits.
A youth group in France’s far-right National Front party launched a drive this week to highlight what they see as the growth of anti-French racism – but chose a non-French-speaking Russian model to be the face of the campaign.
Though France’s National Front party is benefiting from the leadership crisis that has split the right-wing UMP, far-right head Marine Le Pen should not be celebrating quite yet. France24.com spoke to an expert for some insight.
The French papers lead on just one story: the narrow win for Jean-François Copé in a harrowing UMP leadership battle. He got just 98 votes more than rival François Fillon to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as UMP chairman. The press concludes the fiasco on the right plays into the hands of the ruling Socialists and the far-right National Front. That's the focus for this look at the French press on Tuesday 20th November, 2012.
A candidate looking to lead France’s opposition UMP party has called for demonstrations against the Socialist government’s policies, including plans to legalise gay marriage. But far-right leader Marine Le Pen has threatened to steal the show.
For a photo montage broadcast at the final French concert of Madonna’s “MDNA” tour, the singer removed a swastika superimposed on an image of far-right leader Marine Le Pen, following threats of legal action from the National Front Party.
France's far-right National Front party has warned US pop diva Madonna, who performs in Nice on Tuesday night, not to repeat a video montage linking party leader Marine Le Pen to the Nazis as she did during previous concerts.
France's far right National Front is to sue Madonna after the singer screened a video showing party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her face at a Saturday night concert in Paris, a party official said Sunday.
This time on Media Watch, a sideways look at MPs in the new French parliament. The Huffington Post decided to check out the Google Image pages of the 577 deputies and came up with some surprises. That's the focus for this edition Tuesday 26th June, 2012.
The Presidency, the Senate, the majority of big towns, counties and regions, and now, the National Assembly... The socialists have control of all the levers of powers in France for the first time. No need for allies to govern but no excuses for failure. On the other side of the political aisle, after a stinging defeat, the conservatives need to regroup and refresh after 10 years in power.